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  • COVID-19 Triggered 15% Unemployment in US
    Covid-19_triggered_15__unemployment_in_us 2020-05-08 17:55:16 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The U.S. unemployment rate rocketed to 14.7% in April, a level last seen during the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record &mdash; stark evidence of how the coronavirus has brought the economy to its knees.</p><p>The breathta...

  • A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    A_new_coronavirus_vaccine_works_in_monkeys 2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC
    REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...

  • UK Government Puts Elderly and Vulnerable Carers at Risk
    Uk_government_puts_elderly_and_vulnerable_carers_at_risk 2020-05-05 21:09:03 UTC
    On a doorstep in the suburbs of north London, three-year-old Ayse picked up a tissue to wipe away her grandmother’s tears - tears for one more victim of the virus. The little girl was waiting for her mum, Sonya Kaygan. Her grandmother hadn’t broken the news that Kaygan, 26, who worked at a nearby...

  • UK Coronavirus Death Toll Is the Second-Highest Worldwide Behind U.S.
    Uk_coronavirus_death_toll_is_the_second-highest_worldwide_behind_u.s. 2020-05-05 19:11:55 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, figures released on Tuesday showed. The high death toll could increase political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who waited longer than o...

  • US-UK Trade Talks at Risk With No-Deal Brexit
    Us-uk_trade_talks_at_risk_with_no-deal_brexit 2020-05-05 01:13:57 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. business lobby on Monday urged Britain to conclude a bilateral trade deal with the European Union as quickly as possible to remove uncertainty that is limiting investment flows and could pose risks to its trade talks with the United States. The Chamber of C...

  • EU: Germany's Financial Aid Can Be Locomotive for Europe
    Germany_financial_aid_can_be_locomotive_for_europe_-_angela_merkel 2020-05-04 19:30:26 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Germany’s extensive bailouts of coronavirus-hit companies can work as a locomotive for Europe, the EU’s competition chief said on Monday amid criticism from other, less wealthy EU countries about what they see as an unfair edge given to German firms. To date, a whopping 52...

  • COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
    Covid-19-_people_roll_up_their_sleeves_to_be_injected_with_vaccines 2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are...

  • UK's Small Business Loans Begin Today
    Uk's_small_business_loans_begin_today 2020-05-03 23:56:19 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - A government-backed loan scheme to help Britain’s small businesses survive the coronavirus lockdown comes into effect on Monday, allowing firms such as hairdressing salons, coffee shops and florists to receive emergency cash. Finance minister Rishi Sunak, who previously opp...

  • UK to Start System to Trace COVID-19 Contacts
    Uk_to_start_system_to_trace_covid-19_contacts 2020-05-03 23:55:24 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will trial a new coronavirus tracing programme next week on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Sunday as the government looks at how to minimise the risk of a second wave of infection. Suffering one of the w...

  • United Kingdom Had Plan for PM Boris Johnson’s Death
    Uk's_johnson_loses_control 2020-05-02 22:24:29 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government had a contingency plan for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s death as his condition deteriorated while he battled COVID-19 last month in intensive care, Johnson said in an interview with The Sun newspaper. Johnson returned to work on Monday, a month afte...

  • U.S. Pushes Forward With Emergency Use of Drug For COVID-19
    U.s._pushes_forward_with_emergency_use_of_drug_for_covid-19 2020-05-01 21:27:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster. It is the first drug shown to help fight COVID-19, which has killed more than 230,000 people worldwide. President Donald Trump announced...

  • Juliet Was Fighting For Her Life: 'I Died and Came Back'
    Juliet_was_fighting_for_her_life-_'i_died_and_came_back' 2020-05-01 18:27:28 UTC
    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married ...

  • Queen and Adam Lambert Honor Global COVID-19 Fight: “You Are the Champions”
    Queen_and_adam_lambert_honor_global_covid-19_fight-_%e2%80%9cyou_are_the_champions%e2%80%9d 2020-05-01 00:09:54 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are the Champions.” Brian May, Roger Taylor and Lambert recently gathered virtually to record a new version of the Queen classic, “We Are the Champions.” “You Are the Champio...

  • Trump Angry and Frustrated at His Own Campaign: "I Am Not F***ing Losing to Joe Biden"
    Trump_angry_and_frustrated_at_his_own_campaign-_%22i_am_not_fucking_losing_to_joe_biden%22 2020-04-30 01:24:01 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump erupted at his top political advisers last week when they presented him with worrisome polling data that showed his support eroding in a series of battleground states as his response to the coronavirus comes under criticism. As the virus takes its dead...

  • 75 Years Ago: Dachau Concentration Camp Liberation
    75_years_ago-_dachau_concentration_camp_liberation 2020-04-29 23:03:48 UTC
    On Sunday, April 29, 1945 Colonel Sparks gave the marching orders to the 3rd battalion of his infantry regiment. The US troops came from the West, advancing towards Munich. They didn't know exactly where Dachau, the concentration camp the Nazis set up in 1933, was located. When they discovered it...

  • New Drug: Scientists Announce Effective Treatment Against COVID-19
    New_drug-_scientists_announce_effective_treatment_against_coronavirus 2020-05-01 01:28:20 UTC
    Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. governmen...

  • COVID-19: Germany Pushes Green Deal to Cut EU Net Emissions to Zero
    Covid-19-_germany_pushes_green_deal_to_cut_eu_net_emissions_to_zero 2020-04-28 18:33:38 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Governments should focus on climate protection when considering fiscal stimulus packages to support an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Her comments are the clearest sign yet that Merkel wants to combine the ta...

  • Impasse: No Progress in Brexit Talks
    Impasse-_no_progress_in_brexit_talks 2020-04-28 13:22:21 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and ex-member Britain over new trade arrangements from next year are at an impasse due to disagreements and the coronavirus crisis, according to diplomats and officials in the bloc’s hub Brussels. Halted when the epidemic starte...

  • Coronavirus May Turn Overcrowded Prisons Into Inferno
    Coronavirus_may_turn_overcrowded_prisons_into_inferno 2020-04-27 18:57:42 UTC
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening to turn them into an inferno. The Puente Alto prison in downtown Santiago, Chile, had the largest of Latin America’s largest prison virus outbreak...

  • European Carmakers Reopening Plants as COVID-19 Lockdown Eases
    European_carmakers_reopening_plants_as_covid-19_lockdown_eases 2020-04-27 18:58:17 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaking giant Volkswagen resumed production at its biggest factory on Monday as part of a broader industry drive to get back to work in Europe, where the coronavirus pandemic has hammered demand and pushed up inventory levels. Encouraged by a fall in infection ra...

  • COVID-19: U.S. Expects Flood of Business Bankruptcies
    Covid-19-_u.s._expects_flood_of_business_bankruptcies 2020-04-27 01:48:54 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court. Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies ar...

  • California: “More People Will Be Sick, and More Will Die”
    California-_%e2%80%9cmore_people_will_be_sick__and_more_will_die%e2%80%9d 2020-04-27 01:52:09 UTC
    Southern California — Los Angeles county beaches, trails and playgrounds were closed, and officers on horseback were patrolling those areas to enforce social distancing rules. The city also opened cooling centers for people “who might not be able to survive the heat wave at home,” Mayor Eric Garc...

  • WHO: No Evidence Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune
    Who_chief_to_trump-_don't_politicize_covid-19__if_you_don't_want_many_more_body_bags 2020-04-26 07:29:48 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that there was currently “no evidence” that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second coronavirus infection. In a scientific brief, the United Nations agency warned governments...

  • Irish PM: Charging Google, Facebook for Media Content Is 'A Good Idea'
    Leo_varadkar 2020-04-26 07:11:05 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter “are sort of ...

  • Insane: U.S. President Suggests Drinking Disinfectant Will Kill COVID-19 and Clean the Lungs
    Insane-_u.s._president_suggests_drinking_disinfectants_will_kill_covid-19_and_clean_the_lungs 2020-04-24 19:12:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The president of the United States, Donald Trump seriously suggested that Americans “clean” their bodies with disinfectant to treat the coronavirus, in response to Bill Bryan, who heads the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division, touting cleaning agents’ ab...